Diving the Gunilda

At a depth of 80.8 meters (265 feet) along with Canada's stringent regulation of its underwater resources ensures that the Gunilda gets few visitors. The yacht, now protected as a Heritage Shipwreck, resisted attempts to raise her, and has since been explored by two submersibles, a hard-hat diver and few scuba divers, at least officially.

Only photos or video can be taken. Penetration inside the vessel is not permitted, and even silt is to be left undisturbed as a way of preserving the wreck. It is illegal and unethical to disturb this historic wreck or any of the artifacts that are part of or associated with the wreck. Local boaters keep an eye on the wreck location and will not hesitate to challenge individuals that are diving the wreck and will report suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.

Look but don't touch or take!

The Gunilda vessel has been described by Jacques Cousteau as, “the best-preserved, most prestigious shipwreck in the world”.

Click on the links below to view videos of technical dives done in 2010 and 2016.

Diving the Gunilda - 2010

Diving the Gunilda - 2016